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The relevance of personality traits in impulsivity-related disorders: From substance use disorders and gambling disorder to bulimia nervosa

Amparo Del Pino-Gutierrez, Susana Jimenez-Murcia, Fernando Fernandez-Aranda, Zaida Aguera, Roser Granero, Anders Hakansson, Ana B Fagundo, Ferran Bolao, Ana Valdeperez, Gemma Mestre-Bach, Trevor Steward, Eva Penelo, Laura Moragas, Neus Aymami, Monica Gomez-Pena, Assumpta Rigol-Cuadras, Virginia Martin-Romera, Jose M Menchon



Background and aims The main aim of this study was to analyze and describe the clinical characteristics and shared personality traits in different impulsivity-compulsivity spectrum disorders: substance use disorders (SUD), gambling disorder (GD), and bulimia nervosa (BN). The specific aims were to compare personality differences among individuals with pure SUD, BN with and without SUD, and GD with and without SUD. In addition, we assessed the differential predictive capacity of clinical and personality variables in relation to diagnostic subtype. Methods The sample comprised 998 subjects diagnosed according to DSM-IV-TR criteria: 101 patients were diagnosed with SUD, 482 with GD, 359 with BN..

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Funding Acknowledgements

Financial support for this paper was received through the Ministerio de Economia y Competitividad (grant no. PSI2015-68701-R), FIS (PI14/00290), AGAUR (2014 SGR 1672), and co-funded by FEDER funds - a way to build Europe. CIBER Fisiologia Obesidad y Nutricion (CIBERobn) and CIBER Salud Mental (CIBERSAM) are both initiatives of ISCIII. G.M.B. is supported by an AGAUR predoctoral grant (2016FI_B 00568).